Honestly, we really felt the shortest day and the longest night here in Brisbane, Barb and I spent the evening in the bedroom with several candles lit, chatting, both laptops and numerous books as we watched the clock turn over at midnight . . . we also watched the sun set earlier at its lowest point in the west, that point is etched into the glass with an X on the verandah windows. We look forward to longer days, re-growth in both the landscape of the mind and working on a cleaner environment.